Salah Mejri Rumors

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Salah Mejri
Salah Mejri
Position: -
Born: 06/15/86
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Earnings: $4,969,307 ($5,164,502*)
Mejri, who becomes a free agent on June 30, hopes to return next season for his fifth year with the Mavs. He sees a huge turnaround coming for the Mavs next season, especially with the addition of 7-3 center Kristaps Porzingis, who was acquired in a blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks on Jan. 31. “I worked a little bit with Kristaps one-on-one,” said Mejri, who turns 33 on Saturday. “Maybe I’m the only guy on the team who can play with him, because of his height and length. He’s way taller than (the 6-11) Maxi (Kleber), and people who are going to guard (Porzingis) are 7-footers. He’s long and he’s good. He reminds me of Dirk (Nowitzki), but he’s way longer than Dirk.”
Storyline: Salah Mejri Free Agency
the 7-2, 235-pounder didn’t attempt any 3-pointers during the 2015-’16 and ’17-’18 seasons, and was only 1-of-3 from beyond the 3-point arc during the ‘16-’17 season. “To be honest, in Europe I’ve been shooting a lot of threes, international threes,” said Mejri, who hails from Tunisia. “But when I got here, they said, ‘Look, the shooters are the shooters, the rebounders are the rebounders, the shot-blockers are the shot-blockers. Everybody has his job to do, and for us this is what you have to do.’”
His sons, Morris and Max, are 4 and 2, respectively. They and their sister, Malaika, came a little too late to truly be able to appreciate what their father did on the court. Morris’ favorite players are his dad’s teammates, Dwight Powell and Salah Mejri. “I was like, ‘Why is that?’” Nowitzki said. “And he was like, ‘Because they dunk a lot.’ I told him, I used to dunk a little bit.”
Lotsa stories out there about why Salah Mejri — released in the roster-move frenzy at the trade deadline — returned to the Mavs. We believe he did so despite having offers to sign elsewhere, yes. But we also believe Salah boomeranged back to the Mavs for one reason and one reason only. Believe what you like … but this was entirely about his friendship and mentorship and brotherhood with Luka. Entirely.